Candida has taught private and group classes in both piano and voice in Brazil & NY.
Candida B. is a contemporary musician and multi disciplinary artist, composer, performer, educator and writer from Brazil. Afro-European descending, she inherits the musical traditions from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro through her strong family influences. Bachelor (2000) and Master (2005) in Piano Performance by Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ), her career also explores her abilities as a singer and songwriter. As an educator, Cândida is an Assistant Professor of Music for the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) since 2009, and a guest Professor for international universities, such as Montclair State University (US). Classical background, she has been making music for films, ballet, theater, collaborations with DJ and producers. Cândida worked with great musicians in Brazil, in chamber music and popular Brazilian Music. In 2011, she recorded the EP Cândida, produced by the Grammy award winning Alê Siqueira, starting her path as a songwriter. With this original work, she won many radio competitions, a videoclip sponsorship (2011) by the Culture Department from the State to Rio de Janeiro. She was also awarded “Artist of the week” (2013) by TuneCore (NY) and figured in the Top 10 Charts of World Music in NYC by ReverbNation Website. This has become her main artistic activity since then, feeding a great fan community with pictures, videos, shows and new tracks. Recently, she has started an artistic residency in New York City, with a grant from the Brazilian Government (FUNARTE/ 2013) to study at SAE and Dubspot. Then, Cândida jumped into electronic, jazz and world music, working with amazing producers and musicians around the world. Still in 2013 she collaborated as a singer on the album “Sweet Romance” for the Duo Pattern Drama/ Touch of Class Label (NY). Candida has also been a Cultural Manager of Casa de Arte e Cultura since 2001 – a Non-Profit Organization based in Rio de Janeiro and an enterpreneur of cultural projects. She curates events and programs to promote and exchange Art, Education and Culture through Brazil and the world. She writes articles for blogs and magazines about international art, as well as starring in urban performances. Cândida was selected by the 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program (NYFA), and in the same year invested in expertise at the Linklater Center and Meredith Monk Ensemble’s Workshop. Since then, she has been an active artist in the NYC scene, presenting concerts and works on music, performance and video installations, such as “Memória e Fado” video/music work at Lorimoto Gallery (2015, Bkln) in a collective Exhibition for NYFA, “Reza pro Mar” a video/music/performance for the exhibition “Boarderless: In perspective” simultaneously in Berlin, Amsterdam and New York, and was a participating artist at the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium residency, at Earthdance (IIAC, Massachussets, 2016). Now she heads the release of her new original album and two books about the worldwide known composer Egberto Gismonti.